Fried Egg Knitting Pattern, Tutorial and Backwards Loop Cast On Technique

Today I thought I would knit a pattern involving food, just a quick little fried egg… It really doesn’t take long at all and can be used for so many things, as decor or in a play kitchen etc… I have just used scraps of natural and yellow wool for this project and I thought it would also be fun to learn a new cast on technique at the same time or you can cast on the regular way if you like:) I have used the backwards loop cast on and you won’t believe how easy it is to do.
Pincushion!!
This was a suggestion by Linda from Dallas, thank you Linda, I think this little fried egg could be a sweet pincushion too:) (I am also taking part in the pincusion swap over on Shannon’s blog.)

Materials:
Scraps of natural and yellow wool
4mm / 6 US straight needles
Wool sewing up needle
Fleece for stuffing the egg yolk
Backwards Loop Cast On Technique: (You can either cast on this way or the regular way, but I thought it would be nice to learn a new technique).

Attach your wool to your needle.

Hold the needle in your right hand and the wool in your left hand.

Make a little twist with the wool so that you have a loop.

Place the loop on the needle.

Pull tight.

And there you have it, the backwards loop cast on:) Can you believe how easy that was??? You just keep on adding loops to the needle for the amount of stitches you will need for a particular project.
Pattern for the Egg White:
Cast on 8 stitches with the backwards loop cast on technique or the regular way.
Row 1: Knit
Row 2: Cast on 2 stitches, knit to the end of the row. (10 stitches)
Row 3: Cast on 2 stitches, knit to the end of the row. (12 stitches)
Row 4: Cast on 2 stitches, knit to the end of the row. (14 stitches)
Row 5: Cast on 2 stitches, knit to the end of the row. (16 stitches)
Row 6: Cast on 2 stitches, knit to the end of the row. (18 stitches)
Row 7: Cast on 2 stitches, knit to the end of the row. (20 stitches)
Rows 8-13: Knit
Row 14: Cast on 1 stitch, knit to the end of the row. (21 stitches)
Row 15: Cast on 1 stitch, knit to the end of the row. (22 stitches)
Rows 16- 20: Knit
Row 21: Knit 2 stitches together, knit to the end of the row. (21 stitches)
Row 22: Knit 2 stitches together, knit to the end of the row. (20 stitches)
Rows 23 to 27: Knit
Row 28: Cast off 2 stitches, knit to the end of the row. (18 stitches)
Row 29: Cast off 2 stitches, knit to the end of the row. (16 stitches)
Row 30: Cast off 2 stitches, knit to the end of the row. (14 stitches)
Row 31: Cast off 2 stitches, knit to the end of the row. (12 stitches)
Row 32: Cast off 2 stitches, knit to the end of the row. (10 stitches)
Row 33: Cast off 2 stitches, knit to the end of the row. (8 stitches)
Row 34: Knit
Cast off

Egg White…

Egg Yolk Pattern:

Cast on 4 stitches
Row 1: Cast on 1 stitch, knit to the end of the row. (5 stitches)
Row 2: Cast on 1 stitch, knit to the end of the row. (6 stitches)
Row 3: Cast on 1 stitch, knit to the end of the row. (7 stitches)
Row 4: Cast on 1 stitch, knit to the end on the row.(8 stitches)
Rows 5-8: Knit
Row 9: Knit 2 stitches together, knit to the end of the row. (7stitches)
Row 10: Knit 2 stitches together, knit to the end of the row. (6 stitches)
Row 11: Knit 2 stitches together, knit to the end of the row. (5 stitches)
Row 12: Knit 2 stitches together, knit to the end of the row. (4 stitches)
Cast off

Egg white and egg yolk…

Place the egg yolk on the centre of the egg white and sew onto the top of the egg white.

Leave a small opening in the yolk and stuff with fleece… Sew the opening closed.
Sew in all the ends.

You are finished!

Ta-da! One fried egg:)
I hope you enjoy this little pattern.
xo
Linda
Please note, this pattern is for personal use only.

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9 Responses to Fried Egg Knitting Pattern, Tutorial and Backwards Loop Cast On Technique

  1. Evi October 1, 2011 at 1:53 pm #

    Oh Linda, you are just amazing!!!! Each time I pop by you have another nice little snack on offer – such a pity knitting doesn’t agree with me! x x

  2. nityakalyani October 1, 2011 at 2:08 pm #

    Linda – thanks for sharing the pattern. Just a doubt- you have said cast on /cast off stitch – will it be in the begining of the row or must we do for two stitches at the begining and end of rows. Also refer row no. Row 28: Cast off 2 stitches, knit to the end of the row. (18 stitches)
    Row 29: Cast off 2 stitches, knit to the end of the row. (17 stitches)
    will row no 29 will have 16 sts insted of 17 sts. please do clarify – hence the stitches will reduce by 2 sts. So row no 30 will have 6 sts instead of 8 sts as advised by you. My wee suggestions – can I knit a cobble for the yoke. Await your response.

  3. Linda October 1, 2011 at 2:26 pm #

    Evi,
    Thank you so much:)
    xo

    Nityakalyani,
    Thank you so much for pointing the errors out to me:) I have corrected them. You will be casting on / off at the beginning of the rows and then you will knit to the end of the rows.
    Thanks again,
    Linda

  4. Hazels Crochet October 1, 2011 at 5:42 pm #

    This is adorable, could imagine making all the different kind of food things for a child to play with 🙂

  5. CrochetBlogger October 1, 2011 at 6:27 pm #

    What a fun project!

  6. Linda October 1, 2011 at 7:49 pm #

    How cute is this! It would make a great pin cushion! I am in a pin cushion swap right now, so I have pin cushions on the brain. Linda you amaze me every day. I just love your blog!
    Linda From Dallas, TX

  7. Tonya McDonel- TotallyToTheT October 2, 2011 at 4:49 pm #

    That is a super easy cast on. Thanks for sharing it. Now all we need is a frying pan for the egg! 😉

  8. Lori ann October 2, 2011 at 5:09 pm #

    linda this is a really charming idea and a very lovely tutuorial. it made me smile because i just taught this cast on (which i’ve learned is not a true cast on) to a dear friend.
    thank you very much for sharing.
    xo

  9. K October 5, 2011 at 7:34 pm #

    Pin cushions are addictive. When I sent Shannon hers, I realized that I don’t have one myself. I’m going to have to put thought into that. As for this pattern – I am afraid that I am going to wear out the word “clever” with you, kiddo –

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